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Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Nail Art : Heart Beat


     Valentine's is just around the corner and I thought it might be fun to do a week's worth of nail art looks to celebrate. This might be a challenge for me as I've been called into sub for the entire week and my kids start swimming lessons today. Which means my free time will be limited, but I'm hoping to get it all worked in. Who knows I might just paint my nail while sitting by the pool and see how many strange looks I can get.

     Starting things off is a manicure that has been floating around Pinterest and Facebook since I first became interested in nail art. I've seen so many recreations that I honestly have no idea who to credit! I'm hoping that just stating that this is not an original idea will be ok.

Valentines-manicure

     I'm sure this will look familiar to a lot of you, but it's a manicure that I fell in love with the first time I saw it. I thought it was so cute and really wanted to try to recreate it for almost 2 years now. I attempted it a few times with nail polish and it always ended up a mess. This time around I used acrylic paint and I got the results I was going for. 

     I used Finger Paints Paper Mache as my base color and black and red acrylic paint for the rest. My hands were so shaky when I was doing this I'm surprised I could come close to drawing straight lines. Next time I won't be drinking Mt. Dew while attempting nail art. 


     Overall I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I still need to work on my curved lines but it's getting better, and I've got a few more heart themed manicures to practice with. Who knows maybe by the end of the week I'll have mastered curved nail art. Hey, a girl can dream can't she?

     With as popular as this design is I'd love to know if you've created it? Or what is your favorite look to wear on your nails for Valentines?  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

37 comments :

  1. These came out great! Super cute!!

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  2. I LOVE that! How fun. I work in anesthesia so that would be a perfect nail look for me!

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  3. I hope your kids have fun with swimming! This turned out really lovely. :)

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  4. The Dalai Lama's NailsFebruary 9, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    perfect for Valentine's Day! very pretty!

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  5. I've also seen this look before, I love your version!

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  6. I've seen this design around the interwebs and I love it every time! Great job :)

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  7. Great idea, looks cute!

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  8. I remember this nail art and I think you recreated it really good!

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  9. as a medical student i love love love this look! haha great job :)


    charlotte xx
    dobeautywithcharlotte.blogspot.com

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  10. I've seen this so many times but never have attempted it myself. I think you did a fantastic job on it, I love it!

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  11. ValiantlyVarnishedFebruary 9, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    This is very cute! I've always wanted to try this design.

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  12. Love them. I need to try out some nail art!

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  13. this looks great! ill be doing something similar soon but with a stamping plate!

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  14. It turned out great! I've seen this pin a million times and always said I would do it but never did!

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  15. Oh I bet your patients would get a kick out of it. This was actually pretty easy to do once I switched over to using acrylic paint for the design.

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  16. Thanks. They had a blast. my daughter was worried because she couldn't wear her life jacket. First words out of her mouth when the lesson was over were " That was Awesome!" She has a flair for the dramatics which she gets from my theater major parents.

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  17. Thanks =) I've wanted to do this manicure for far too long.

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  18. Thank you so much. I figured it was finally time to actually do the full manicure instead of just starting it and giving up after the first mistake.

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  19. I was trying to remember if I had images like this on some of my plates but reminded myself that I wanted to try this free hand and would up not looking through my collection. Cant wait to see which plates you use and what the images look like.

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  20. These turned out awesome!! Curved lines are always hard for me too!

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  21. How cute is this?! Love how it turned out

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  22. Thank you. These turned out better than I thought they would but I had issues with the application of the heart part. I'm jealous of the ladies who can paint the swirly designs on their nails.

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  23. This came out so good! And yes, I love this type of nailart, never attempted it myself though.

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  24. Thank you =) It was actually pretty easy to do and I bet you would be really good at it.

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  25. Owwwww I love this I love this I love this! Came out perfectly!

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  26. Awe thats so sweet I love your comment! Made my night =)

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  27. Thanks Lisa =) I'm so glad I finally gave this look a try.

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  28. Hello, I think you did a wonderful job while making this nail art creation!
    All the colors match beautiful together :)
    xx

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  29. Thank you. It's a look Ive wanted to do for a long time now

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